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Theodore Schulte was the last child born to Frank Schulte & Elisabeth Förth in Deutmecke, Germany.  Four years later the family boarded Harvest and sailed for the United States.  The family settled in Detroit, Michigan and first appear on the census of 1850.  Theodore went to school and as a child, and worked as a store clerk.  He married Mary Hoffe in 1868 and became the father of 8 children.  He died of cystitis at the age of 60 and is buried in Mt. Elliott Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  (3rd great-granduncle)

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Name:  August Schulte

Birthday:  February 14, 1840

Parents:  Franz Schulte & Elisabeth Förth

Siblings:  Elisabeth, Francis, Therese & Theodore

Relationship:  married to Wilhelmina Raass, father of 6 children

Hometown:  Deutmecke, Westphalia, Germany

Immigration:  September 9, 1847 aboard “Harvest”

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

Education:  able to read & write

Occupation:  upholsterer at Marcus Stevens, 4th Ward Alderman

Church:  Old St. Mary’s Church, Detroit, Michigan

Death:  September 3, 1881, drowning

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery – Detroit, Michigan

Relationship to Me:  3rd great-grandfather

He was born Johann Franz Joseph Schulte in 1805 to Franz Schulte & Elisabeth Wilmes and was the oldest of 7 children.  He married Elisabeth Förth in 1830 and is the father of 9 children, of whom only 5 survived.  His sister, Elisabeth Lenneman, immigrated to the United States with her family in 1846, and they resided in Westphalia, Clinton, Michigan.  Franz followed behind with his family a year later in 1847, and they resided in Detroit, Michigan.  He died in 1869 of consumption which is what is known today as tuberculosis.  He is buried in Mt. Elliott Cemetery in the “old section.”  His grave his a flat stone that has sunk about 3 inches.  The rain has faded away what the inscription on the stones says.  I took the photograph almost 10 years ago, and at that time knew little about rubbings and water, etc.  I hope to get back soon and photograph the stone again so there is a record before it completely disappears. (clicking the picture makes it larger)